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Mechanical Doll Terror

It’s pure terror: A moving mechanical doll is advancing toward you, and there is nobody else in the room. Not many have used this imagery to tell stories in cinema, while a lot of directors have used the simpler (but … Continue reading

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Two pools, two films, two pairs

I just want to talk a bit here of two films I watched, and that were quite inspiring. I saw first IMDB: A Better Splash (2015), and only later the original IMDB: La Piscine (1969) from which the former was … Continue reading

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Hitchcock mashup with Kubrick

Guess what. A mashup of two among my preferred film directors, Hitchcock and Kubrick. The idea is James Stewart walking San Francisco and being assaulted by Kubrick’s characters and paranoias. For my students, this video is a lesson in creativity … Continue reading

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Marx, Crime and the Cuckoo

What’s in common between Karl Marx, crime and the cuckoo clock, if anything? Well, there is first this little pamphlet written by Marx himself, titled “In praise of crime”, or something very like this. In it, Marx says that, contrary … Continue reading

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2014 Allen’s Movie Marathon

What have I learned on life from the movies I’ve seen? What have I learned from the stories of love, sex and neurosis from Woody Allen? Who knows, more than “learn” I ought to use the word “influence”. What has … Continue reading

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